Let There Be Light

The world’s most complex machine is being built in the middle of the forest in the south of France. This is the biggest public project since the International Space Station, but hardly anyone knows anything about it. Or did you know that the fusion reactor International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) is supposed to be up and running in 2025?

One of the main characters in Let There Be Light, physicist Mark Henderson, has devoted his whole life to fusion. While fission leaves radioactive nuclear waste, fusion is a clean way to produce nuclear energy. The sun and other stars produce heat by fusion. Hence, by building a fusion reactor, Henderson and his colleagues are creating an artificial star on Earth.

ITER has already cost the countries involved in the joint venture 14 billion dollars. The sum may sound big, but, relatively speaking, it’s not much for a machine that could solve the world’s energy production issues for the next 30 million years.

Tii Starck / Translation: Ulrika Sundelin

Language: English, French, German
Subtitles: English

  • Name in Original Language: Let There Be Light
  • Director: Mila Aung-Thwin, Van Royko
  • Country: Kanada
  • Year: 2017
  • Length: 80 min
  • Age limit: null
  • Cinematography: Van Royko
  • Editing: Gilda Pourjabar, Mila Aung-Thwin
  • Production: Bob Moore and Mila Aung-Thwin / EyeSteelFilm


  • Cinema Artis, hall 2: Saturday, 03.02 - 15:00